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Writers on Writing | Posters


‘Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it ... and delete it before sending your manuscript to the press.'

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch


'It's a delicious thing to write. To be no longer yourself but to move in an entire universe of your own creating.'

Gustave Flaubert


'All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time.'

John Ruskin


'To be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.'

William Shakespeare (Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing)


'A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.'

Henrik Ibsen


'The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.'

Mark Twain





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